Bid to impeach Transport CS James Macharia flops

Bid to impeach Transport CS James Macharia flops

National Assembly Speaker Muturi has stopped Nyali MP Mohamed Ali’s bid to impeach Transport CS James Macharia citing lack of evidence.

The Speaker further declined to allow a request by MPs who had earlier signed the motion from withdrawing their signatures.

In the petition signed by 90 MPs, Macharia had been accused of overseeing stalled government projects worth Ksh. 100billion and being part of the Afya House scandal that saw taxpayers lose Ksh. 5.2billion in 2016 when he was in charge of the Health docket.

“Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has failed to set up crucial infrastructure such as highways, bridges, ports and airports despite such projects being hailed as important for the country’s economic growth,” the petition reads.

The Transport CS is also blamed for failing to explain the loss of Ksh. 1.5billion that was meant for construction of housing projects in Nairobi by Suraya Property Group, which he (Ali) has linked to Macharia.

The Nyali MP further alleged that CS Macharia had sidelined transport stakeholders in the implementation of the directive to have all cargo from the Port of Mombasa transported through the Standard Gauge Railway.

“This has caused a lot of public suffering in the transport sector which has led to many businesses closing down and loss of over 100,000 jobs,” the petition reads.

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